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European Communications discusses the latest telecom trends with telco executives, analysts and topic experts viainsightful analysis, Q&As and opinion pieces.

Opinion: How to sustain employment growth in the telecoms sector

By Askar Sheibani, Comtek CEO and Entrepreneurship Champion for Wales

Opinion: CIOs must lead the digital transformation

By CloudSense CEO Richard Britton

Most of us in telecoms know about threats and opportunities and how sometimes they can turn out to be the same thing.

Telefónica Brainstorms as Quack puts advertising power in users hands

Two very different industry approaches to capturing the mobile marketing and advertising space were demonstrated this week as Telefónica signed a deal with a specialist software vendor and OTT app Quack launched promising to pay users for messaging.

Q&A: TM Forum President and CEO Bill Ahlstrom

Bill Ahlstrom, who took up his new position as President and CEO of the TM Forum in June, gives his view on the state of European telecoms.

Telekom Austria fires employees after successful launch of whistleblowing platform

Telekom Austria has recommended that other operators follow its lead in introducing a whistleblowing platform after a number of incidents were successfully brought to light.

Opinion: How operators can convert “data exhaust” to data dividend

By Rick Lievano, Worldwide Director of Industry Technology Strategy for the Microsoft Telecommunications Sector. 

DT “one step ahead” of Apple as it primes smart home platform for expansion

Deutsche Telekom’s Head of Smart Home thinks the operator is “one step ahead” of Apple in the race to capture the smart home market.

Swisscom remains cool on world’s first monetisable private cloud network

Swisscom has been praised for taking personal data issues seriously after it became the first operator to join the newly launched Respect Network, but remains cool on its prospects.

Opinion: How to monetise mash-ups

By Andy Tiller, Vice President Product Marketing at AsiaInfo

With sponsored data hitting the headlines courtesy of AT&T, operators’ commercial partnerships are in the spotlight.